You want to talk intersectionality? Kelly Marie Tran, someone who created an exceptional portrayal in a popular movie, has been harassed off the internet for no other reason than the intersection of her race, gender, and prominence.
NME has more details of the story, but the details don’t matter for most purposes. This is enough:
Tran was the first woman of colour to play a leading role in the franchise and it was reported back in December that she faced sexist and racist comments after her appearance in the film.
The Rose Tico description on the Star Wars ‘Wookieepedia’ website was altered to feature offensive, racist language while alt-right internet personality Paul Ray Ramsey took aim at Tran’s appearance.
According to Star Wars Facts, she has now deleted all posts from her Instagram account due to the harassment.
By all accounts, Tran was a Star Wars fan and on top of the excitement any actor would have to score a large role in any major motion picture she was particularly excited to be involved in creating a Star Wars film.
Way to fucking ruin the universe, sexists and racists!
Tabby Lavalamp says
Rose was one of the best parts of The Last Jedi, and everything I’ve seen of Kelly Marie Tran shows her to be an absolute delight.
Agreed. I wasn’t too enamored by the movie, but she was excellent.
I don’t know anything about Tran and I haven’t seen the movie, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll never understand this cruelty and the cowards who delight on inflicting it. I know plenty of wonderful people but dammit, these nasty, malicious hominids added to the vast array of fat, greedy, resource raptors make me ache to see the end of us all. Then I have to take a break. The trouble is, I’ve just come back from one.
Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says
Oy, yes. This.
Ah, shoot. I just realized I used “fat” as an insult in the phrase “fat, greedy resource raptors”.. I was wrong and rude. I’m trying to clean up my language. I apologize.